• Languages
    English / French
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Paris
  • Qualifications
    1 year of higher education
    60 ECTS
  • Start date
    October / February / March

Bachelor First Year

A year or a semester to discover, explore, and define your future study path.

A Higher Education programme recognised in France and abroad with the awarding of 60 ECTS credits.

A year or a semester to discover, explore, and define your future study path.

A Higher Education programme recognised in France and abroad with the awarding of 60 ECTS credits.

  • Overview
  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Cost of studies
  • Admission
  • Maria Belhaj
    Director of the Bachelor First Year Maria Belhaj
    If you are still unsure which Higher Education programme to choose, or are considering a change of direction, why not join the Bachelor First Year ? This will give you time to consider your options, without losing an academic year.

    Why choose the Bachelor First Year ?

    • Direct access to Year 2 of one of Excelia’s outstanding Bachelor programmes
    • A veritable multicultural experience
    • Learning by doing: an innovative approach to education
    • A wide range of subjects, giving you the best possible chance of success
    • Choice of start dates from September to March
    • French Track (La Rochelle) or 100% English Track (Paris, Canada, Ireland, Australia)
    • Personalised support and guidance to help you define your professional project and plan your future


    Bachelor First Year, a choice of 2 study tracks: AT HOME or ABROAD

    Bachelor First Year At Home Track (La Rochelle or Paris campus):

    The Bachelor First Year at Home takes place in La Rochelle or Paris and uses a project-based approach, focussing on the fundamentals of Management, Marketing, Tourism and Digital Technology. It leads to the awarding of 60 ECTS credits.

    You will receive more than 300 hours of training: projects, practical case studies, company visits, learning expeditions, etc. Internships and solidarity projects related to sustainable development, the circular economy and environmental protection will also complement your experience in the field.


    • Languages: French (La Rochelle) or English (Paris)
    • Campus: La Rochelle or Paris
    • Programme Content: Lessons, Climacité project and company-based internship
    • Start dates: October or February


    Bachelor First Year Abroad Track (Canada, Australia, Ireland)

    Study at one of our English-speaking partner universities in Australia, Canada or Ireland.

    This intensive 6- or 7-month track teaches the fundamentals of international management and business administration.

    It leads to the awarding of 60 ECTS.


    • Languages: English 
    • Location: Australia, Canada, Ireland
    • Programme Content: Management studies at an international partner university
    • Start dates: September or March


    Xpress Australia Excelia


    120 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 – Melbourne city centre


    Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, with just over 5 million inhabitants, and is the capital of the state of Victoria. It is famous for the Australian Open which is one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments and for hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix. It also boasts some very dynamic universities across all educational disciplines.

    The Melbourne urban campus, located right in the heart of the city just opposite Southern Cross station, has been offering students study programmes 100% IN ENGLISH for the past 8 years. These programmes have been designed for young international students looking to come to Australia to experience the cultural mix of Europe and Asia… but on the other side of the planet!

    A whole new world awaits you in Melbourne!

    All formalities, such as your registration, visa, and trip preparation, are overseen by GO STUDY AUSTRALIA free of charge, with a dedicated representative in France and a local office in Melbourne.

    • Bachelor First Year at Home

    • Bachelor First Year Abroad

    Bachelor First Year at Home

    Bachelor First Year Abroad

    Programme structure

     Start in October in La Rochelle Français

    October-December: Courses
    January - April: Courses
    May - June: Climacité
    July: Professional internship

     Start in February in La Rochelle Français

    February - May : Courses
    June : Climacité©
    Juillet : Professional internship

     Start in February in Paris Anglais

    February - May : Courses
    June : Climacité©
    Juillet : Professional internship

    Xpress Australia (start in March) Anglais

    March - August : Courses

    Xpress Canada (start in January) Anglais

    September - July : 7 months courses

    Ireland Track (start from september until january) Anglais

    September - April : Courses


  • Bachelor First Year At Home

    French Track (La Rochelle)
    • Méthodologie Gestion de projet & agilité Mind mapping
    • Communication Interculturelle
    • Informatique de Gestion avec Excel
    • Revue de presse
    • Stratégie de Communication
    • Réseaux sociaux et e-réputation
    • Culture visuelle & Design Graphique
    • Projet éditorial - Création d’un site web
    • Création d'entreprise : Simulation
    • Développement International de l'entreprise
    • Développement Eco-Touristique (en partenariat avec le Costa Rica)
    • Stage en entreprise ou expatriation académique
    • Missions solidaires (Humacité© ou Climacité©)
    • Anglais

    Expérientiel et Développement Personnel (EDP) :

    • Bilan de compétences
    • Ateliers d’orientation
    • Coaching individualisé
    • Entrainement concours
    English Track (Paris) 
    • Fundamentals of Marketing
    • Fundamentals of Accounting
    • Basics of Business Law
    • Basics of Organisations Management
    • Business Analysis with Excel
    • Market Survey
    • Statistical Methods for Business
    • Sales techniques
    • Principles of Economy 1 (micro)
    • Geopolitics
    • Information Technology Management for Business
    • Fundamentals of Human Ressources
    • Fundamentals of Interculturalism
    • Crosscultural Communication
    • Foreign language
    • Personal and professional Project
    • Humacité or Climacité internship
    • Learning Expedition to Campus La Rochelle


    Expérientiel et Développement Personnel (EDP) :

    • Bilan de compétences
    • Ateliers d’orientation
    • Coaching individualisé
    • Entrainement concours


    Bachelor First Year Abroad

    Xpress Canada (certificate in International Business)
    • International Business
    • Project Management
    • Fundamentals of Finance
    • Integrated Marketing
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Trade
    • Capstone Project
    Ireland Track
    • Marketing Communications
    • Business Finance & Accounting
    • Business Law
    • Social and Economic Aspects of Ireland
    • Business Communication Skills
    • Entrepreneurial Project
    • Sales ManagementModern Management
    • Excel 
    • TOEFL Training
    • Start Your Professional Life 
    • Mentoring Program S1
    • Mentoring Program S2
    • Humacité
    Xpress Australia


    • Lead Communication in the Workplace
    • Articulate, Present and Debat ideas
    • Manage Professional Meetings
    • Develop Critical Thinking
    • Manage Business Resources
    • Budgets and Financial Plans 


    • Communicate with Influence
    • Manage Project Information and Communication Plans
    • Write Persuasive Copy
    • Plan and Interpret Market Research
    • Conduct Marketing Audits


    The different courses and projects are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next. The specialisations offered will only be available if the required minimum number of students is reached.

  • Tuition Fees 2024-2025


    Students from within the European Union*

    • Bachelor First Year : €9,300

    * 27 European Union members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France and French Overseas Territories, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.


    Students from outside the European Union

    • Bachelor First Year : €9,800

    Tuition fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.


    Multiservice charge

    1 year Fee: €250 

    6 month Fee: €125

    This one-off Multiservice fee gives access to the following services: Multimedia and Internet network, Cyberlibris (online library), Student Identity Card, Reprographics credit, Intranet, e-learning modules, Wi-Fi, Career Centre activities and services, International Insurance-Assistance (for any periods spent abroad during the period covered by this contract), University library, University Medical Service etc.


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  • Open to students with a High School qualification (or international equivalent). Personal motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).
    Application fee: €50



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